The SGA blog provides thought-provoking commentary on topical stories in sports governance, developments in the legal, regulatory and business environments, and opinions from our network of experts and collaborators.


Governance in profile - Karen Watkinson

Date: 13 April 2022

In the first of a series profiling governance leads in sports organisations, Karen Watkinson from the Angling Trust answers our questions.

War in Ukraine and sport's difficult questions

Date: 04 March 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has required a reaction from the international community. Craig Beeston looks at the difficult situation global sport has found itself due to uneasy links with regimes and powerful interests.

Slipping up - the importance of correct filing

Date: 21 February 2022

Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, looks at the the pitfalls of paying insufficient attention to correct filing procedures, as demonstrated by Yorkshire County Cricket Club's recent travails.

Structuring success - Getting it right from the start

Date: 18 October 2021

Sported's Paul Steele looks at considerations for community organisations when choosing a legal structure.

Strengthening through governance

Date: 13 May 2021

ukactive's new business plan is designed to help lead its members through recovery from the pandemic and to transition into the future. A focus on their internal governance is central to the plan. Ben Shepherd looks at the exciting times ahead for ukactive.

The European Super League - governance lessons?

Date: 28 April 2021

The life of the European Super League project was short and eventful. Craig Beeston considers some of the governance implications arising from the venture.

Listening to the voice of youth

Date: 08 April 2021

Engaging with different stakeholder groups is a crucial part of effective governance. Danielle Peel describes CIMSPA's interesting approach to bringing the youth voice into the boardroom and helping it contribute to key decisions.

Building for the future

Date: 07 April 2021

Head of Business Operations Helen Slimm explains how England Bowls have used the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic to reassess their governance structure and build towards a stronger future for the sport

Financial sustainability – where are we now?

Date: 06 November 2020

As we enter a second national lockdown in England, Tom Wilson looks at some of the important considerations for boards as they assess how they will meet the challenge financially.

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act - key points for sports organisations

Date: 10 July 2020

A legal update from Northridge looks at the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and highlights the most important provisions applicable to the sports industry.